St. John Drivers: Schedule Your Next Oil Change with Terry’s Ford of Peotone

At Terry’s Ford of Peotone we know how important it is to provide service St. John drivers can trust. Keeping up to date with your vehicle’s oil changes is one of the single best things you can do for the overall health and longevity of your car. Terry’s Ford of Peotone is pleased to offer this service along with other reliable service and repair. Located in Peotone, IL, we are only about a 30-minute drive from St. John. Here’s how to find us:

  • Head west on 101st Avenue and continue on to East Exchange Street
  • Go south on IL-394
  • Make a right when you get to IL-1 N
  • Take a left when you reach IL-50 South
  • Terry’s Ford will be on the left at 363 S Harlem Avenue

The Importance of Oil Changes

We know scheduling oil changes can sometimes feel like a chore, or worse. But we think if you know the important role that oil plays for the engine of your car it’ll make it a little easier to find that little extra oomph when the time comes to go ahead and make the appointment.

First, let’s touch on the notorious 3-month/3,000-mile recommendation. Which should you go by—the meter or the calendar? The answer really depends on the type of driver you are. If you seldom reach the 3,000-mile mark within the 3 month span, stick to the calendar. It’s actually more important for these kinds of drivers to keep up with oil changes. That’s because in short trips, the engine heats up fast and cools down for longer intervals, creating mass amounts of condensation. Dirt and debris can start to accumulate on the oil fill cap and sometimes this will even get misdiagnosed as an internal engine problem.

Other Benefits to Regular Oil Changes

There are a host of other benefits that come with keeping up to date with oil changes that you may not consider at first. It can be extremely beneficial to have one of our trained and expert technicians take a look at the condition of your car at regular intervals. We can look for excessive wear and tear, cracked belts, fluid leakage, unsafe tires, broken exhaust pipes, you name it. If we spot problem areas we’ll let you know so you can keep your eye on it or decide to nip the problem in the bud before it gets exacerbated. Either way, it means no surprises when you’re on the road.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don’t put it off any longer—schedule your next oil change with us at Terry’s Ford of Peotone and keep your vehicle running at its very best. We can’t wait to serve the residents of St. John, so come in soon!